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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
657,400 (2006)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
292.8 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
2.184 million (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
972.6 (2006)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: recent efforts focused on bringing competition to the telecommunications sector; the number of fixed lines is decreasing as wireless telephony expands
domestic: number of telecommunications operators has grown rapidly since the fixed-line market opened to competition in 2003; combined fixed-line and mobile-cellular subscribership is roughly 125 per 100 persons
international: country code - 371; the Latvian network is now connected via fiber optic cable to Estonia, Finland, and Sweden
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 8, FM 56, shortwave 1 (1998)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
44 (plus 31 repeaters) (1995)
Internet country code
Definition
.lv
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
234,014 (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
104.2 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
1.071 million (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
477 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
42 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 21
2,438 to 3,047 m: 7
1,524 to 2,437 m: 3
914 to 1,523 m: 2
under 914 m: 9 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 21
914 to 1,523 m: 1
under 914 m: 20 (2007)
Pipelines
Definition
gas 948 km; oil 82 km; refined products 415 km (2007)
Railways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 2,303 km
broad gauge: 2,270 km 1.520-m gauge (257 km electrified)
narrow gauge: 33 km 0.750-m gauge (2006)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 69,829 km
paved: 69,829 km (2005)
Waterways
Definition
300 km (2006)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 22 ships (1000 GRT or over) 208,453 GRT/220,258 DWT
by type: cargo 9, chemical tanker 2, liquefied gas 2, passenger/cargo 4, petroleum tanker 3, roll on/roll off 2
foreign-owned: 1 (Estonia 1)
registered in other countries: 126 (Albania 1, Antigua and Barbuda 13, Belize 12, Cambodia 1, Cyprus 1, Dominica 2, Jamaica 2, Liberia 23, Malta 24, Marshall Islands 15, Panama 8, Russia 2, St Kitts and Nevis 5, St Vincent and the Grenadines 17) (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Riga, Ventspils


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